Man unconscious and dragged along for half a street after subdued by police, left to lie on ground unresponsive for 10 minutes
A man lost consciousness and was convulsing from time to time during a police chase on Sai Yeung Choi Street South. A registered nurse wanted to provide first aid to the man, but the police claimed he was “fine” and the nurse was not allowed to do so.
The man was dragged by Police Tactical Unit officers for more than 20 metres to Argyle Street intersection in a position where all his limbs were raised when he was consciousness. The reporter was evicted by the police while filming.
Police General Orders Cap 27, 27-02:
2. A police officer shall not delay the administering of medical aid or the conveyance of a victim by ambulance to a hospital or clinic.
4. An ambulance crew shall not be told by Police to wait at the scene, e.g. to await the arrival of a Forensic Pathologist.
Police General Orders Cap 39, 39-05:
All officers at the scene of an incident shall:-
(a) facilitate the work of the news media as much as possible and accord media representatives consideration and courtesy; and
(b) not block camera lenses.
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